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Within the framework of the ARMY-2021 International Military-Technical Forum, the Dronbiathlon-2021 championship among professional teams in control of unmanned aerial vehicles was held at the Patriot Convention and Exhibition Center.

The start of the competition was given by Major General Dmitry Gorbatenko, Acting Head of the Main Directorate of Research Activities and Technological Support of Advanced Technologies (Innovative Research) of the Russian Ministry of Defense.

For the first time, mini drones with a frame of no more than 65 mm were included in the competition program. – Tiny Whoop.

4 teams took part in the main program of the competition: the national teams of Moscow and St. Petersburg, a foreign team of pilots from Turkey, Bulgaria and Belarus, for the first time the women’s team of Russia fought in the competition.

The competition was held in the format of a team race. The drone operators have demonstrated their skills in controlling drones at extreme speeds, accuracy and for the first time in the “Drag racing” format, which features a series of paired races on a limited straight track (100 m) at maximum acceleration.

The next discipline is using flying wing drones (FPW-WING). The peculiarities of the drones used at this stage are that their dimensions reach one meter, the competitions are held on a 650-meter track, the speed reaches 100 km / h, and the flight height is 7-8 meters. The route is equipped with obstacles in the form of cones, arched gates up to 8 meters, a tunnel and samples of military equipment.

The final stage was the race, during which the participants as part of the team shot down air targets – radio-controlled airplanes – with drones in a minimum time.

In a bitter struggle, the Moscow team took the first place, the St. Petersburg team won the silver, the Russian women’s team took the third place.

In the competition among universities, organizations and pre-university institutions of the Ministry of Defense of Russia, the first place was taken by the team of Technopolis “Era”, consisting of operators of scientific companies and the team of the Perm Suvorov School.

The organizer of the event for the sixth year in a row is the Main Directorate of Research Activities and Technological Support of Advanced Technologies (Innovative Research) of the Russian Ministry of Defense.

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